Articles By Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva

India’s Firm Stand on Agriculture and Non-Trade Issues at the 13th...

India’s Firm Stand on Agriculture and Non-Trade Issues at the 13th...

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Feb , 2024

All the 164 Members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) are keeping their fingers crossed for the outcome of 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) of the WTO, slated to take place in Abu Dhabi on...

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China’s refusal to control Houthis Dangerous for the US

China’s refusal to control Houthis Dangerous for the US

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Feb , 2024

US National Security Advisor (NSA) Jake Sullivan met Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Thailand on January 27 and 28, 2024, to use its good offices with Tehran to reign in...

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Defence Budget 2024-2025: Well Balanced

Defence Budget 2024-2025: Well Balanced

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Feb , 2024

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1 allocated ₹6,21,540.85 crore for Defence in the FY 2024-25 which comes out to be 13.04 per cent of total budget. The defence budget is...

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Tensions in the Red Sea

Tensions in the Red Sea

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2024

The Red Sea has become a very hot spot in the middle east because of increasing tensions between Yemen’s Houthi group and American and British warships involvement in the classic asymmetric...

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Russian Decoy KH-55 Missile A Failure

Russian Decoy KH-55 Missile A Failure

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jan , 2024

The Russian tactics of using “decoy” KH-55 missiles to bait Ukrainian air defence to know their location and force it to expand its stockpile proved to be a failure. Ukraine realised the...

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Will WTO be able to carry out pending reforms at the13 Ministerial...

Will WTO be able to carry out pending reforms at the13 Ministerial...

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Nov , 2023

The World Trade Organisation’s (WTO’s) 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) will take place from 26 to 29 February 2024 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Trade Ministers from across the world...

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Lessons from the Hamas Strike

Lessons from the Hamas Strike

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Oct , 2023

The conflict between Israel and Hamas has taken the world by storm, and raised questions on what is our own preparedness in the face of terror attacks. Are we well prepared to face such surprise...

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Involvement of the US and NATO against Russia in a Long Drawn Ukraine War

Involvement of the US and NATO against Russia in a Long Drawn Ukraine War

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Oct , 2023

The Russian Ministry of Defence (RMOD) on 29 September claimed that a cruise missile strike it conducted on a large Ukrainian ammunition depot in Kherson has resulted in huge setback to the...

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A Series of Hardball Negotiations Arrived at G20 New Delhi Leader’s...

A Series of Hardball Negotiations Arrived at G20 New Delhi Leader’s...

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Sep , 2023

The G20 leaders on September 9, 2023, reached a consensus on a declaration, which refrained from condemning Russia for its “special military operations” in Ukraine but took note of the...

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Taiwan ready to face China with support from the US

Taiwan ready to face China with support from the US

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Aug , 2023

Differences over Taiwan’s status have fuelled rising tensions between the island and the mainland. Taiwan has the potential to be a flash point in U.S.-China relations. Taiwan has been governed...

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Pentagon establishes Task Force Lima to Study AI Issues

Pentagon establishes Task Force Lima to Study AI Issues

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Aug , 2023

The U.S. Defence Department has created a Task Force to evaluate and guide the application of generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) for national security purposes, amid an explosion of public...

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Theatre Commands take shape, Lok Sabha Clears Inter-Services Organisation Bill

Theatre Commands take shape, Lok Sabha Clears Inter-Services Organisation Bill

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Date: 10 Aug , 2023

As momentum gains for the proposed reorganisation of the Indian military into integrated theatre commands, the Lok Sabha on August 4 passed the Inter-Services Organisation (Command, Control and...

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Trade Disputes between the United States and India Resolved

Trade Disputes between the United States and India Resolved

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jul , 2023

On June 22, 2023, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the United States and India reached an agreement to terminate ongoing  disputes at the World Trade Organization...

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Can India Thwart Chinese Aggression?

Can India Thwart Chinese Aggression?

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jun , 2023

China and India share a long history of cultural and economic exchanges dating back centuries. However, the border dispute between the two countries, particularly over the areas of Aksai Chin and...

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Tackling International Food Security

Tackling International Food Security

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 May , 2023

At meetings open to all World Trade Organisation (WTO) members on 3-4 May, the chair of the agriculture negotiations — Alparslan Acarsoy of Türkiye — urged participants to accelerate their...

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Ukraine’s Counteroffensive

Ukraine’s Counteroffensive

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Apr , 2023

The Ukraine war has entered into its second year (420 days), with no victory on either side which could signal the end of the war. However, the Western countries are talking about Ukrainian...

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Political and Economic Instability in Pakistan causes concerns to its neighbour

Political and Economic Instability in Pakistan causes concerns to its neighbour

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Jan , 2023

“Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself”. Unfortunately, both the immediate neighbours – Pakistan and China – are hostile towards India however; the growing political and economic...

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True outcome of WTO MC12 Unprecedented Package

True outcome of WTO MC12 Unprecedented Package

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Nov , 2022

After two COVID-19-related postponements, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) 12th ministerial conference (MC12) was held in Geneva from 12–17 June 2022. Expectations for a successful meeting...

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US played a critical role in Ukraine resulting in Nuclear Threat

US played a critical role in Ukraine resulting in Nuclear Threat

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Oct , 2022

The U.S. has played a quiet but insidious role in the war as Ukrainian troops have made stunning gains in a counteroffensive that dealt an embarrassing blow to Russian forces.  Kyiv’s military...

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Russian plan to exit World Trade Organisation and other Global Bodies

Russian plan to exit World Trade Organisation and other Global Bodies

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Aug , 2022

In view of the economic sanctions imposed by NATO countries and other European Union (EU)countries on Russia for its invasion on Ukraine, Russia plans to quit the World Trade Organisation (WTO...

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